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Advent Masses and Reflections

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December 4 – Monsignor McCoy High School will be having an Advent reflection – 9:30

December 5 – Advent Mass at St. Patrick’s Parish with St. Michael’s School  and St. Louis School at 10:00 am

– Advent Mass at Holy Family Parish with École St. John Paul II School at 11:00 am

December 6 – Advent Mass at Holy Family Parish with Notre Dame Academy at 10:30.

December 11 – Advent Mass at Holy Family Parish with Mother Teresa School at 9:30.

December 12 – Advent Mass at Holy Family Parish with St. Mary’s School at 10:00.

December 13-   Advent Mass at Holy Family Parish with St. Patrick’s School at 5:30 pm.

December 14 – Advent Mass at St. Patrick’s Parish with St. Francis Xavier School at 11:00   (Bishop McGrattan will be co-celebrant)

What is Advent? 

Advent marks the beginning of the liturgical year in the Church.  It is a time of waiting with expectant hope.  We wait for the coming of our Savior and we remember when he first came into our world. It begins the fourth Sunday before Christmas.  Each week we light a candle on our Advent wreath, recognizing the gifts that have been given to us and for us to see that we go from darkness into light.

Dec 2 First Sunday of Advent – purple candle – Hope   
Dec 9 Second Sunday – purple candle – Faith
Dec 16 Third Sunday – pink candle – Joy  
Dec 23 Fourth Sunday - purple candle - Peace